February 26-28, 2019
Raleigh Durham, North Carolina


2019 Commercial Partners

Bayer CropScience

Industry Partner

Advancing health and nutrition is what we do best and care most about at Bayer. Strengthening our position in agriculture accelerates the pursuit of our purpose: Science for a better life. Together, we’re shaping agriculture to benefit farmers, consumers and our planet. Bringing together biology, chemistry and digital tools, we’re accelerating innovation. Across more than 35 research sites and more than 175 breeding sites, we invest more in research and development than any other company in the industry.

For more information, visit www.cropscience.bayer.com

Cosmos ID


Innovation Partner

CosmosID®, based in Rockville, Maryland, provides solutions unlocking the microbiome. A provider of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Services and Bioinformatics Solutions, CosmosID focuses on microbiome analysis and the rapid identification and characterization of microorganisms for pharmaceutical R&D, molecular diagnostics, public health, food safety, agriculture, and environmental applications.

Services offered by CosmosID’s CLIA certified laboratory cover the entire workflow from study design to sample collection, extraction, library preparation, NGS, data analysis and publication support.

CosmosID’s cloud-based metagenomics application offers user-friendly access to the largest databases for microbial genomics, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and virulence (VIR) data and has been independently validated to return metagenomic analyses at strain level resolution with industry leading sensitivity and precision.

For more information, visit www.cosmosid.com



Innovation Partner

General Automation Lab Technologies, Inc. (GALT) is transforming microbiome research and microbial product development with our innovative high throughput microbiology research platform. With greater appreciation of the incredible diversity that exists in the microbial world there is an urgent need for new tools to understand and explore the microbiome. GALT is currently focused on two core applications: 1) cultivating microbes that are difficult or impossible to cultivate using current technologies, and 2) screening microbiomes, strain collections or engineered microbial populations

For more information, visit www.galt-inc.com

Loop Genomics

Innovation Partner

Loop Genomics is a DNA sequencing company with a vision to provide products that deliver the most complete and accurate drug development microbiome data. Loop technology meets the critical need for high-resolution phylogenetic data using long-read sequencing and single molecule abundance quantification, with an innovative approach that transforms existing short-read sequencing machines.

Our long-read single molecule microbiome sequencing products enable drug development R&D pipelines to discover previously inaccessible metagenomic information at unprecedented scale, while leveraging their existing sequencing systems and workflows.

For more information, visit www.loopgenomics.com


Microbiome Insights

Exhibition Partner

Microbiome Insights provides state-of-the art microbiome analysis and bioinformatics. Our end-to-end service starts from experimental design and sample collection to data analysis and bioinformatics interpretation.

Microbiome Insights is focused on providing our clients a deeper understanding of functions and interactions of microbial communities across a range of human, animal, agricultural and environmental research applications. Our team of experts and testing methods combine to provide fast, dependable, cost-effective results with highly comprehensive, publication quality bioinformatics.

For more information, visit www.microbiomeinsights.com


Media Partner

AgroPages is a leading online media platform devoted exclusively to the global agricultural business, providing rich industry information, deep market analyses, powerful company and product searches, professional database and market reports, as well as personalized online marketing solutions for brand establishment.

For more information, visit www.agropages.com

The Biostimulant Coalition

Media Partner

The Biostimulant Coalition is a group of interested parties cooperating to proactively address regulatory and legislative issues involving biological or naturally-derived additives and / or similar products, including but not limited to bacterial or microbial inoculants, biochemical materials, amino acids, humic acids, fulvic acid, seaweed extract and other similar materials. The coalition is a nonprofit affiliation of interested parties.

For more information, visit www.biostimulantcoalition.org